New York: The Caxton Society, 1910 Circa.
Full leather. Fifty-one volumes. Quarto. Each volume with three frontispiece, most hand-colored engravings, many volumes possessing an original watercolor illustration by H.C. Green or P. Valois. ONE PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR bound into first volume, in-text illustrations throughout.
Original laminated autumnal-leaf full morocco, elaborately decorated in gilt, boards with central armorial device and thistle device to corners, spines with raised bands in six compartments lettered or stamped in gilt, turn-ins ruled in gilt with repeating armorial device, crimson watered silk free endpapers, all edges gilt.
EXTRA - ILLUSTRATED EDITION, Limited to twelve sets which this is number 3. One-page autograph letter signed, addressed to Archibald Constable. Esq and dated 1807, inserted into first volume. A handsome collected set. Very good. Item #824